Wednesday, December 6, 2017

DIY Knock-off: Magnolia Market Good Tidings Sign

Hi Loves...
We are wrapping up a kitchen makeover here.  I can't call it a remodel, but we had a wall opened up and the cabinets redone; to me it's an AMAZING event!  Anyway, in between restocking the cabinets and rearranging things, I stumbled across a beauty from Magnolia Market and I was super giddy because it is so easy to make.  I just so happen to have a similar screen print stencil from Chalk Couture that I used to make a few signs this season, but when I saw the price of this sign, I was so making this one for way less.  


Here's how mine turned out...cost me nothing because I had the stencil and extra wood around.



The inspiration...for $125!!!  

Friday, December 1, 2017

Store-Bought Wreath to Custom for Under $25

Happy First Day of December!
Today officially kicks off my advent; it's my mental cut-off to start Christmasing and stop decorating.   What isn't up after today, isn't getting put up.  In an effort to stop and smell the Christmas trees, I am determined to enjoy the season, without decorating bins laying all over for weeks.  
Does anyone else feel like it's way too close to Christmas, yet it's only December 1st??  
Deep Breath.  


Today I'm sharing a quick post on my rules of how to beef up a store-bought wreath to a custom cutie...



Sunday, November 12, 2017

Scaling Back: Why I Cut the Arms Off a Sofa


Hi Lovelies.  
Yes, I cut the arms off of our sofa.  
Admittedly, we have a room we never use.  Not because I want a "formal" living room, by far, it's just not the gathering spot for anyone except the dog.  I read out there once in a while, but it is basically my dog's room.  He likes that he can see out at the neighbors and make a quick dash for visitors at the front door.  If you've read my blog before (Hi Mom), you know about the Italian Stallion Sofa we purchased soooo long ago.  (Hey, I'm not embarrassed).  I quickly hated what it looked like and gave it a very unprofessional reupholster job.  Fast forward a few years, several kids, and one large dog later, it's still comfortable and sturdy-just need a remedy.  

Here's what I finished with.   



 I Googled for some ideas and came up dry...as usual.  So I'm sharing my tactic and crude phone pics of how it was done, just in case any of you want to cut off your sofa arms.



Sunday, November 5, 2017

Stop and Smell the Turkey

People, I'm going to do something seriously crazy here. 

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Call me a nut, talk about me later, but I'm actually going to celebrate Thanksgiving before Christmas.   Yup, I said it. Celebrate what is happening NOW.  I love Christmas, don't get me wrong.  It is my absolute favorite holiday.  I have a billion bins of decor; it takes me days to put it all up.  I love the flutter in my stomach when the Christmas music plays, the baking, and planning.  I love that it is my Lord's Birthday, because of Him we are saved,  and have been blessed with this wonderful life.  However, I want to enjoy this life and stop wishing for the next best thing.  I mean, I'm still planted and blooming girl, so c'mon.